Tom Moriarty

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Hitting the top spot after netting a bronze medal last year, Alice Sharpe (World Cycling Centre) won the women’s road race at the Irish national champ(...)

In these days of increasing intolerance toward those who profess a different faith, it may be salutary to consider a startling example from the past. (...)

Seamus Heaney at his old primary school, Anahorish, Bellaghy, Co Derry. Photograph: Bobbie Hanvey

The diverse voices from John Quinn’s radio programmes now speak to us from the printed page; each describes a special place. Childhood experiences lea(...)

During Easter Week 1916, Frank Shouldice and his brother Jack fought with the Irish Volunteers at the Four Courts. Frank trained his rifle on British (...)

Oranges by John McPhee
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  • October 21, 2016, 17:24

John McPhee of The New Yorker wrote about oranges in the late 1960s. It’s a story of old-style cigar-chomping citrus barons, sunburned pickers and new(...)

Brendan Walsh captures the impish grins of Dublin chisellers as they play in the ruined north city centre. His wonderful but undated black-and-white p(...)

Lovers of Ireland’s Atlantic coastline hardly needed it to be branded the Wild Atlantic Way. But sure, doesn’t it bring the tourists? The local folk P(...)

The Trout by Peter Cunningham
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  • August 26, 2016, 17:28

Like a trout returning across the ocean to breed in the river of its birth, Alex Smyth returns from Canada to Ireland to try to solve a childhood myst(...)

In this centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth, Steven Spielberg’s film of The BFG is set to be a family blockbuster. We can also enjoy the master storytell(...)

When he was five Tony Garnett lost both his parents. At Christmas 1941, as German bombs fell on Birmingham, the bewildered boy witnessed his mother’s (...)

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